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2 definitions found
 for Acquirement
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Acquirement \Ac*quire"ment\ (-ment), n.
     The act of acquiring, or that which is acquired; attainment.
     "Rules for the acquirement of a taste." --Addison.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           His acquirements by industry were . . . enriched and
           enlarged by many excellent endowments of nature.
                                                    --Hayward.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Acquisition, Acquirement.
  
     Usage: Acquirement is used in opposition to a natural gift or
            talent; as, eloquence, and skill in music and
            painting, are acquirements; genius is the gift or
            endowment of nature. It denotes especially personal
            attainments, in opposition to material or external
            things gained, which are more usually called
            acquisitions; but this distinction is not always
            observed.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  acquirement
      n 1: an ability that has been acquired by training [syn:
           skill, accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition,
           attainment]

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